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Old 01-03-2007, 07:19 AM
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That's the problem with all you gear heads, you can't just enjoy a nice relaxing boat ride. Alway upgrade, always faster...what's your problem?
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:21 AM
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Go for it Tomcei!!!Throw the 6 on it
I do want to, but I'm afraid of screwing up the boat
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:41 AM
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With the Konrad; Does anyone know how fast they have run that gearcase profile? Is there any blowout issues at higher speeds with it? What is the diameter of the gear housing? Is it remote water intake?

Just wondering.
I've personally tested the Konrad Ace drive at 126.0 GPS. We were very pleased to see prop slip at 8.2% at that speed. The boat is a 34 DCB with 800's Not even a hint of blow out. Gearcase housing diameter is 4.89" Yes, the Konrad does require a remote water pick-up.

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Old 01-03-2007, 08:00 AM
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We were very pleased to see prop slip at 8.2% at that speed.
those are typically good cat slip numbers. any figures/experience on 100+ MPH V'bottom?
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:13 AM
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those are typically good cat slip numbers. any figures/experience on 100+ MPH V'bottom?
I'm told by a well known prop specialist that a similarly set up 34 DCB typically runs 12-14% slip.

Fionn Oniel ( OSO "Lofty") is running a little over 100 with his 29 Fountain. Hopefully he'll chime in here and share info.

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Old 01-03-2007, 09:13 AM
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4 footers +? ... I hope he chimes in soon.... this is getting crazy


Maybe I should put that comment into context, From my own insight and listening to Check300's adventures along with his boating partner Tom Earhart.


I would gather Bill and Tom enjoy flat water per say the best, reason being is cause that's typically where the Hotrods hang out, STV's , V-drive's, Pickle Forks, and Cats.


So they seem to frequent Hardy Dam, Gun Lake, Alumn Creek etc. which allows them plenty of Hot rods to play with.


Where the 4 footer plus comment came from is:

Seems at one point I was talking with Bill and asked him how the boat handles etc. with that big of a drive hanging on there. To which he replied how great it is and he could run at (such and such) speed in what I thought was 4 footers and Tom Earhart couldn't even begin to run with him. I believe this was on Lake Michigan and granted they are two totally different boats. Tom Earhart runs a 24' Eliminator with the same engine and a B-Max drive.
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Mark, I have a 24 Eliminator with a twin turbo 572" chevy, B-Max drive, and Herring prop. It accelerates hard to about 130 mph
Thanks, Tom
Anyways when this was shared, Tom agreed that #6 greatly benefits Bills boat and allows him to stay hooked up and very controlled.

So I hardly think that they go wave crushing, or look to go wave crushing. But the boat has been in some bigger water and I was told it does great.

Bill is not careless or wreak less, he seems to just enjoy being out there and having
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:38 AM
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I do want to, but I'm afraid of screwing up the boat

I don't think you would Screw up the boat.

1) What are your afraid of screwing up?

2) How much power do you realisticly want to run?

If your at 800 hp stick with the konrad, if your going to exceed that than you might want to start thinking about the
#6.

I realize plenty of people are shoving more (HP) than that into bravo's and Konrads but you will be paying the piper eventually. And I think you can find enough Bravo clientle on here that could have paid far a #6 from all there replacements or repairs of the bravo's.

Me personally if I had to choose between a #6 and a Konrad I would go with a used #6 wetsump and Transome assembly.
Simply by the time ya price it all out, your at the same money
as a new Konrad.

Yes your props my be a bit more, but you finally have piece of mind that you won't break it.

Don't get me wrong I think Konrad makes a great product and I'm glad they do cause I feel it pushes Mercury to improve there product which we all benifit from.

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I don't think you would Screw up the boat.

1) What are your afraid of screwing up?

2) How much power do you realisticly want to run?

If your at 800 hp stick with the konrad, if your going to exceed that than you might want to start thinking about the
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Cougarman, I am concerned with negatively effecting the handling. Also I would hate to cut up the transom and then have to try and"go back" to the bravo set up due to lack of judgement.
I would like to run 800+hp but I'm figuring on always wanting to up the pwr in the future
I would take comfort in knowing the drive line is "bullet proof"
I'm going to call TNT today. Where are they located?
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Cougarman,
I'm going to call TNT today. Where are they located?
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Seems at one point I was talking with Bill and asked him how the boat handles etc. with that big of a drive hanging on there. To which he replied how great it is and he could run at (such and such) speed in what I thought was 4 footers and Tom Earhart couldn't even begin to run with him. I believe this was on Lake Michigan and granted they are two totally different boats. Tom Earhart runs a 24' Eliminator with the same engine and a B-Max drive.
Anyways when this was shared, Tom agreed that #6 greatly benefits Bills boat and allows him to stay hooked up and very controlled.
Last I heard from the crew at gun lake was that Earhart is thinking of putting a #6 on his eliminator, don't know if he will for a fact though.
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